The Debian Project

Univention Corporate Server is based on Debian GNU/Linux, the largest and most sophisticated, non-commercially developed Linux distribution. It encompasses almost 30,000 software packages for all popular computer architectures and is maintained by over 1,000 developers across the world.

Further information on the Debian Project can be found at Debian’s website and at Debian’s Wiki.

The cooperation with the Debian Project guarantees Univention access to a very extensive, already quality-secured and coordinated pool of Open Source software, which has proven its worth in many thousands of organisations of all sizes and across the whole world for over 15 years. With only a few exceptions, this pool is provided to users of Univention Corporate Server precompiled and ready for use.

The cooperation with the Debian Project is not a one-way street. Univention developers are also Debian developers and within the scope of their work on the further development of Univention Corporate Server often also work on the further development of Debian GNU/Linux.

This is a strategy that Univention shares with a large number of manufacturers, including some very well known ones. For this reason, the Debian Project represents a shared platform also maintained by many other companies and research facilities, whereby manufacturers and users always also benefit from the efforts of others. Consequently, the cooperation of companies like Univention with freelance developers and public institutions in the scope of the Debian Project is also one of the best and most successful examples of Open Source software.

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